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Clinical outcomes of a supplementary sulcus IOL

In this retrospective study, the authors examined 31 eyes of 20 patients who had received a supplementary trifocal sulcus IOL in addition to a ‘bag-in-the-lens’ IOL. Implantation of a ‘bag-in-the-lens’ IOL requires the creation of anterior and posterior capsulotomies, followed...

Transconjunctival eyelid weight insertion

This is a description of a new surgical technique to insert upper lid weights via a posterior, transconjunctival route. Following local anaesthetic, the upper lid was everted over a Desmarres retractor with a silk traction suture. A 5mm high central...

The most frequent complaints and claims in ophthalmology – a Medical Protection Society (MPS) analysis

The authors look at the reasons behind medico-legal cases reported to MPS and share key learning points. Complications following ophthalmology surgery are rare, however, medico-legal cases are not uncommon due to the significant impact they can have on patients’ lifestyles....

Learnings and trends in the management of open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma

To be truly disruptive, newer technologies need to offer a quality of life benefit over medication to a broad population of glaucoma sufferers. Evidence and converging trends in medical and surgical management of glaucoma were explored in counterpoint discussions and...

An update on inherited retinal disorders (part 2): Approaches to therapy for IRDs

Part 1 of this topic can be found here There are currently no proven cures for inherited retinal disease (IRD). However, multiple avenues of research are being investigated to better understand disease mechanisms and trial potential therapies that may slow...

Does beauty truly lie in the eye of the beholder?

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are based on facts and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: Does beauty truly lie in the eye of the beholder? Scleral whitening, iris colour-changing drops and...

Analysis of risk factors for intraocular pressure rise following insertion of fluocinolone acetonide injection in uveitic patients

For this study, the authors analysed the pooled data from three phase2b / 3 multi-centre randomised controlled trials carried out over three years. Included patients had undergone at least one of the following treatments: 1) systemic therapy (corticosteroid / immunosuppressant...

Results of four years of implantation of XEN glaucoma gel stent

This multi-centred prospective, non-randomised study presents the long-term clinical outcomes in patients after implantation of transscleral XEN Glaucoma Gel Microstent, 63μm. (XEN-GGM, Allergan, New Jersey). It was conducted in Austria, Canada and Germany. Sixty-four consecutive eyes of 64 patients with...

Outcomes for congenital vs. developmental cataract surgery

This study retrospectively reviewed follow-up data (minimum one year) to evaluate ocular outcomes and the potential factors affecting visual acuity after foldable intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in preschool childhood (up to six years) with bilateral cataract. The study included 43...

Postoperative diplopia test with BT for inferior oblique overaction

The authors evaluate a novel assessment of botulinum toxin (BT) injection into the inferior oblique (IO) as a postoperative test in those with secondary IO overaction. This was a retrospective review of 23 injections for 18 patients using 1.25U of...

The rate of realignment of two toric monofocal intraocular lenses (IOL)

This retrospective study used the American Academy of Ophthalmology Registry data to analyse the need of reoperation for realignment within the first year after cataract surgery with a TECNIS or AcrySof monofocal toric IOL implanted during 2016 and 2017. They...

Comparison of ketorolac 0.4% and nepafenac 0.1% for the prevention of CMO after phacoemulsification

This is a prospective randomised clinical trial study including patients older than 40 years with age related cataract and normal ophthalmic examination. The patients are randomised into three different groups and the objective of the study is to compare the...